Abbas hopes Gantz leads next Israeli government

Senior PA officials say Abbas prefers to deal with Blue and White chief over Netanyahu, citing Gantz's lack of experience.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2019, 7:58 AM

Watch: Meretz chief meets with Abbas in Ramallah

MK Tamar Zandberg travels to Mukata compound in Ramallah for meeting with PA chief. Abbas excoriates Israel for anti-terror funding policy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2019, 7:23 PM

Fatah picks candidate for PA PM

Abbas to announce long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister of the PA in the coming days.AFP, 3/7/2019, 9:31 PM

Russian FM: Putin offered to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Russia's Foreign Minister says Russian President proposed to Netanyahu a summit with PA chairman to discuss Middle East peace process.Elad Benari, 3/5/2019, 6:17 AM

Abbas spokesman: He's ready for meeting with Netanyahu

PA chairman's spokesman claims Abbas is ready for three-way meeting with Israel in Moscow if Putin calls for one.Elad Benari, 2/28/2019, 4:06 AM

'We'd pay martyr's families even if it was all the money we had'

Abbas says if PA had no more than 20-30 million shekels – the cost of monthly stipends to terrorist families - it would still pay them.Mordechai Sones, 2/25/2019, 8:25 PM

Abbas: Trump's peace plan will fail

PA chairman urges EU to recognize "Palestine" and pressure Israel to agree to a withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders.Dalit Halevi, 2/25/2019, 6:09 AM

Gaza protesters call on Abbas to resign

Thousands of protesters in Gaza call on PA chairman to resign amid continued tensions with Hamas.Elad Benari, 2/25/2019, 3:35 AM

Peace? Islam doesn't recognize it

Dr. Harold Rhode explains that Mahmoud Abbas will never adhere to a US-negotiated ‘peace deal’ with Israel.The Land Of Israel Network, 2/21/2019, 2:34 PM

Abbas reiterates: It's the full tax money or nothing

PA chairman reiterates he will not accept tax transfers from Israel if the PA’s payments to terrorists are offset.Elad Benari, 2/21/2019, 6:27 AM

Abbas: We will pay every penny to the martyrs

PA chairman says he doesn't want Israel's money if it will offset the payments to terrorists.Elad Benari, 2/20/2019, 6:08 AM

Abbas spokesman warns Israel of 'repercussions'

PA chairman's spokesman blasts Israel’s decision to implement the policy to offset the PA’s payments to terrorists.Elad Benari, 2/18/2019, 1:08 AM

Abbas adviser: Warsaw conference aims to normalize 'occupation'

Senior adviser to PA chairman says Warsaw conference lacks credibility, denies Palestinian right to self-determination.Elad Benari, 2/15/2019, 5:52 AM

PA to Netanyahu: Stop lying

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ bureau blasts Netanyahu for saying Abbas wished Benny Gantz success in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 2/7/2019, 6:31 AM

Abbas: Security coordination with Israel will continue

PA chairman pledges to continue security coordination with Israel despite US funding cuts to PA security forces.Elad Benari, 2/7/2019, 4:04 AM

Austrian President supports 'two-state solution'

Austrian President meets PA chairman, expresses support for a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 2/6/2019, 6:14 AM

Abbas boycotts supermarket magnate: 'He is a settler'

Founder of 'Rami Levy' supermarkets banned from meeting between Abbas and academics, businessmen supporting two-state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 8:54 AM

Abbas hopes peace talks will resume after elections

Speaking with Israeli businessmen in Ramallah, PA chairman expresses hope that peace negotiations will begin following the election.Elad Benari, 2/1/2019, 6:11 AM

Palestinian Authority government resigns

PA premier Rami Hamdallah offers resignation of his cabinet to Mahmoud Abbas.David Rosenberg, 1/29/2019, 2:04 PM

When Israel intervened to save Mahmoud Abbas' life

Report: Israel offered Abbas treatment in Israel, and later sent doctors to treat PA leader in Ramallah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2019, 8:18 AM

Abbas spokesman: No peace without withdrawals

PA chairman's spokesman rejects any agreement without a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders.Dalit Halevi, 1/17/2019, 4:11 AM

Guess who's in town?

In case you had any doubts, it’s still a jungle out there, Jane. Jack Engelhard, 1/16/2019, 7:48 AM

Abbas to assume chairmanship of UN's Group of 77

Chairmanship of Group of 77 allows PA to operate like a member state of the UN.Elad Benari, 1/15/2019, 6:06 AM

Hamas: Time has come to remove Abbas

Senior Hamas official: 'Abbas is incapable of leading the Palestinian people, and an effort must be made to remove him.'Dalit Halevy, 1/8/2019, 8:35 AM

Report: PA slashes salaries of former Hamas prisoners in Gaza

Abbas cracks down on rivals in Gaza, refuses to pay salaries to terrorists affiliated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 7:54 AM

Abbas: This is our land, the martyrs are heroes

"The continuation of the colonialist settlement and the occupation will not break our willpower," declares PA chairman.Dalit Halevi, 1/1/2019, 5:22 AM

Abbas eulogizes Amos Oz: 'His life was full of contributions'

PA Chairman pens letter read at funeral: 'I received with great sorrow news of death of outstanding author and thinker the late Amos Oz.'Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 7:20 PM

Abbas welcomes Pope's call for talks with Israel

PA chairman says PA is ready to resume peace talks with Israel on basis of international law and relevant UN resolutions.Elad Benari, 12/26/2018, 6:01 AM

Abbas says he will dissolve PA 'parliament'

PA chairman says he will dissolve the largely defunct Palestinian “parliament” following a court decision ordering the move.Elad Benari, 12/23/2018, 6:01 AM

'We won't negotiate with US administration, it's not neutral'

PA Chairman accuses Netanyahu of transferring funds to Hamas for terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria: 'Hamas attacks, we pay price.'Mordechai Sones, 12/22/2018, 7:43 PM

Could Hamas chief win control of Palestinian Authority?

Amid talk of new PA elections in exchange for returning control of Gaza to PA, poll finds Hamas chief would defeat Abbas in vote.David Rosenberg, 12/19/2018, 10:07 AM

Abbas envoy meets Shin Bet chief

Report: Senior PA official met Shin Bet head and discussed ways to end terror attacks throughout Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/18/2018, 12:10 AM

Jason Greenblatt condemns Jewish 'price tag' attacks on Arabs

Trump's Middle East envoy condemns stone-throwing attacks by Jews on Arab cars following wave of terror attacks.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/16/2018, 6:52 PM

Haniyeh, Abbas, cooperating to support terrorism

New report shows rise in Hamas incitement in Judea and Samaria as well as PA glorification of terrorists and murderers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2018, 6:06 PM

Abbas orders to rebuild terrorist's home

Hours after IDF forces demolish home of terrorist who murdered Ronen Lubarsky, PA chairman orders that it be rebuilt.Elad Benari, 12/16/2018, 4:33 AM

Kahlon demands PA condemn terror attacks

As terrorism spirals in Judea and Samaria, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon blames 'wild incitement' for wave of violence.Tzvi Lev, 12/13/2018, 8:20 PM

PLO says it holds Israel responsible for anti-Abbas posters

PLO Executive Committee holds a discussion following an upsurge in terror, slams Israel's 'executions and terrorism on helpless civilians'.Dalit Halevi, 12/13/2018, 7:56 PM

Fatah praises terrorists eliminated last night

Main organization of PLO, at whose helm PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stands, praises the terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2018, 1:13 PM

Abbas: Israel is desecrating holy sites

PA sends message indicating its 'final' intention to cease security coordination with Israel.Dalit Halevy, 12/11/2018, 8:04 AM

Exclusive: My year in the Palestinian Authority territories

Interview with Els van Diggele: 'I concluded that there was a century of stagnation, destruction and a power battle which was fought on the back of common Palestinian Arabs.'Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 12/7/2018, 7:54 AM

Pope calls for 'two-state solution' during meeting with Abbas

Pope Francis meets PA chairman at Vatican, briefs him on "Israeli violations against Palestinians".Elad Benari, 12/4/2018, 5:07 AM

PA negotiator: Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu 'anywhere'

Saeb Erekat challenges Israeli PM to meet PA chairman anywhere in the world.Elad Benari, 12/3/2018, 12:05 AM

UN: Eastern Jerusalem must be capital of 'Palestine'

UN Secretary General calls for Jerusalem to be capital of Palestinian state, Abbas accuses Israel of Apartheid at UN pro-Palestinian event.Gary Willig, 11/28/2018, 8:00 PM

Abbas continues diplomatic war

PA chairman signs accession papers to international organizations and conventions as he continues to attempt to bypass peace talks.Elad Benari, 11/16/2018, 6:16 AM

Abbas: Hamas plotting to thwart establishment of a state

PA chairman accuses Israel, US and Hamas of conspiring to thwart the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 11/12/2018, 5:03 AM

Abbas: Trump's peace plan will not pass, the occupation must end

PA chairman blasts US peace initiative, says Palestinian people are facing a "provocation" that has been ongoing since Balfour Declaration.Elad Benari, 11/11/2018, 3:55 AM

Israel concerned Qatari cash will pay for rocket terror

$15 million in cash delivered through Jordan and Israel could wind up financing more Hamas terror against Israel.Arutz Sheva, 11/9/2018, 3:17 PM

Report: Abbas okays Gaza truce

Under Egyptian mediation, Abbas agrees to implementation of agreements including transfer of millions to Gaza and increased Gaza exports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2018, 10:13 AM

A rude awakening for the Palestinian dream

The invented national ethos of the Palestinian Authority is about to collapse, now that the PA has cancelled the two agreements that allow its tottering government to survive.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/3/2018, 7:17 PM

Abbas and al-Sisi meet

PA leader meets with Egyptian counterpart as a deal between Israel and Hamas becomes increasingly likely.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2018, 5:56 PM

Report: Netanyahu tried to renew ties with Abbas

TV report says Netanyahu dispatched Shin Bet to convince PA chairman to renew cooperation. Abbas refused.Elad Benari, 11/2/2018, 6:14 AM

Oman's foreign minister meets Abbas

Oman’s foreign affairs minister visits Ramallah, gives PA chairman letter about Netanyahu's visit to the sultanate.Elad Benari, 11/1/2018, 6:38 AM

PA passes motion suspending Israel cooperation

PA body passes motion suspending all agreements with Israel until it recognizes Palestinian state built on 1967 borders.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 10/30/2018, 6:56 PM

Abbas: Paying terrorists is our 'red line'

PA chairman curses Trump, vows to continue to pay terrorists under any circumstances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 9:57 PM

Abbas spokesman: There will be no peace without 'Palestine'

PA chairman's spokesman livid after Netanyahu says a Palestinian entity in Judea and Samaria wouldn't be a state.Elad Benari, 10/25/2018, 6:16 AM

PA leader asks China to support Abbas' peace initiative

PA cabinet leader hosts Chinese Vice President, urges him to support Abbas initiative which calls for international peace conference.Elad Benari, 10/24/2018, 6:05 AM

Abbas' guest: The head of the Shin Bet

ISA Director Nadav Argaman meets PA chief, who threatens security cooperation over payments to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2018, 5:48 PM